Graduate students in the M.A. in Educational Transformation (MAET) program may be eligible for scholarships awarded by MAET through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  In addition, graduate students may apply for and receive funds through privately-sponsored grants and scholarships. You can learn more about these resources below.

To view a breakdown of tuition and expenses for students, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services website.


Merit-based awards come mainly from Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ general scholarship funds or donations from alumni and outside supporters.  The funds are used to recognize merit and are not granted on the basis of financial need.

All scholarship recipients must return a signed “Obligation Statement” to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, indicating acceptance of the terms and conditions of their awards, and must be enrolled full-time (registered for 9 credits) each semester of the award.  Scholarships are applied only to tuition for MAET program credits; they can complement, but not replace, tuition assistance from other sources.

We aim to award some merit-based aid to 30-40% of the entering class.  MAET program merit-based scholarships are distributed to students of exceptional ability and talent based on the strength of their applications in the admissions process.  No additional application is necessary.

Scholarships will only be awarded at the time of admission and are renewable at the same amount for the second year, for students in the Learning and Teaching concentration.    In order to retain their scholarships, students must be in good academic standing as defined by the Graduate School’s “Standards of Satisfactory Academic Performance,” including earning a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Grades will be reviewed at the end of the student’s first year, and students will be notified of scholarship renewal decisions at the beginning of the summer.

A limited number of admitted applicants who do not receive an MAET program scholarship may be placed on a waitlist for merit-based aid.  Applicants will be notified of their award status after admissions decisions are released.

Other Funding Sources

Both private and public sources are available for merit-based and need-based assistance. Often, these other programs have eligibility requirements, but graduate students applying to the MAET program frequently meet these requirements.

Central Scholarship Bureau

Applicants who have been Maryland residents for at least one year are eligible to apply for scholarships and applicants who live within 200 miles of Baltimore City are eligible to apply for interest-free loans. See Central Scholarship’s eligibility page for more details.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

If you have completed terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs, such as AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National, you are eligible to receive an award to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (The dollar amount of a full-time education award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant). For more details, visit the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award website.


Part-time employment, both on and off campus, is available as an alternative or supplement to a financial aid package. To assist students in locating such employment, the Student Employment Office (SEO) has created Hoyaworks, an online clearinghouse for part-time and temporary job listings on campus and for local businesses and organizations.

International Students

The Georgetown University Graduate School offers a limited number of awards to international students in various departments based on academic qualifications. To learn more, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services webpage.